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Often caused by excessive polling of the sr0 device. Fix:
sudo hal-disable-polling –device /dev/sr0
I struggled for a about an hour today with S-kp-home trying to bind it to something that would work properly in emacs (i.e select the text between cursor and start of line) before I figured out that although the problem manifested itself in Emacs, it is really due to the way Xwindows maps the Shift+Home/End… […]